Fountains of Versailles

Fountains of VersaillesThe gardens of Versailles were planned by André Le Nôtre, perhaps the most famous and influential landscape architect in French history. Behind the palace, the ground falls away on every side from a terrace adorned with ornamental basins, statues, and bronze groups. Directly west of the terrace is the Latona Fountain, designed by Le Nôtre and sculpted by Gaspard and Balthazard Marsy. The fountain depicts the events of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The Royal Walk extends westward from the palace. A broad avenue centred on the grass of the Green Carpet, it is flanked by rows of large trees and ends at the spectacular Fountain of Apollo.

 

The hug of the century!

Karlsruhe Zoo

Karlsrue Zoo TulipsApril in Karlsruhe, Germany was sunny, warm and enjoyable. After the winter cold and long sleep nature woke up and scattered the kaleidoscope of colours. In Zoo animals came out from their cages and celebrated Spring. The only one who missed Winter was the Polar Bear.

White Wonderland in April

Green and White, Snow in AprilFirst of April was not so funny. In the evening snow came to Toronto and area.
Snow is comingAfter couple of snowy days we had a real White Winter. It was both beautiful and terrible with all the mess snowfall has done. Despite of that we came back to Winter Wonderland.

 

Spring in Gallery Park, Oakville

Gallery ParkThe week before Easter was cold and nasty. Gusting wind, snow and freezing rain made the mess everywhere.
There were only Spring dreams in Gallery Park on the Corin Sworn painting. Her work also includes a collection of vases: each week of the exhibition, a flower arrangement is designed in response to the specific period  in which the vases were made. The arrangement and vase are subsequently placed in the direct beam of a projector, casting stark shadows on the wall.
Gallery Park is still waiting for the warm sunny weather to bloom all the beautiful flowers. And for now the only joy in the park is the absence of crowd and loneliness.

Tower Bridge, London

Old Bridge of London

Tower Bridge, London

Eiffel (1832-1923)

The Man who built the Eiffel Tower

The Man who built the Eiffel Tower

Goodbye February 2016

Good bye February

Sunrise on February 29, 2016

Lunch at Spencer’s Restaurant

Spencer's RestaurantSpencer’s restaurant is a lovely place in Burlington, Ontario at the waterfront of the lake. Absolutely affordable and tasty food. Friendly personal. Amazing view. In the winter time you can watch the skating rink in front of restaurant. At the summer time it turns to the beautiful pond with the fountain.
It is really nice place for the weekend lunch or dinner with lovely companion.
Remember 1975? Lunch plate Oyster Chardone, Niagara reagion

Château de Versailles

The Corridor Of The Palace Of VersaillesNowadays it is not necessary to go far away from the comfortable chair and big computer screen to learn everything about any object of culture. Internet and Google can provide you with all of the information. Moreover, all the works of painting, sculpture, and architecture, taken by professional photographers with the correct lighting and unexpected angles, look much more advantageous in comparison with the original museum pieces that impossible to see from all points because of the weak light and huge number of art fans crowding around. However visit and walk around such places provide an unforgettable experience. After all, the museum is not only a set of exhibits, it is also the building with all the details of the interior, layout, numerous galleries and halls and other elements of architecture and decorative arts that create a special spirit and build the visitor’s impressions.
Palace of Versailles in this sense one of those great places to visit. You can leisurely walk for hours through its galleries and halls stopping at a familiar exhibits to see them live, and compare with the image on the internet, catalog or album.
It is impossible to show everything that one has seen and liked in Palace of Versailles in the short blog articles, but it is possible to provoke readers to visit this interesting place.